Manchester City are the highest paying football club in the Premier League over the past five years, with first-team stars at the Etihad Stadium earning an average salary more than their counterparts at Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal and Liverpool.
The figures were released by the Daily Mail on Wednesday as part of the Global Sports Salaries Survey (GSSS) produced for ESPN The Magazine in the USA.
Focusing solely on earnings for playing sport - not for endorsements or other extra-curricular activities - the report on global pay in sport highlights how any footballer penning a lucrative five-year contract with one of Europe's elite clubs should provide enough money to set up a player for life.
But, despite the staggering amount of money now dominating football in England, there are two clubs outside of the Premier League paying their players even more than money-bags Manchester City based on average figures over the past half-decade.
Courtesy of www.sportingintelligence.com, GiveMeSport has been able to gain access to a full breakdown of the financial report and identify the top 10 highest average paying clubs in world football these past five years.
Click through the tabs - above or below - to work your way through the list from 10 to 1, and have your say in the comment box provided if there are any clubs you're surprised not to see make the cut.
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